Rubio: Trump 'should run as a Democrat'
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“If someone wants to raise taxes, they should run as a Democrat,” Rubio said Tuesday, according to the Boston Herald.

“I think if someone wants to raise taxes, they should run for the Democratic nomination,” he added. “That party loves to raise taxes. I want to keep taxes low.”


Trump vowed last month that he would raise taxes on high-income individuals, like hedge fund managers, if elected.

The New York business mogul said that would help him give middle-class families and corporations eyeing headquarters overseas tax breaks instead.

Rubio argued on Tuesday that he opposes raising the tax burden on any American regardless of their individual income.

“I don’t know what problem that solves,” he said of Trump’s plan. “That seems to me like a solution in search of problem.

“I think we need to have the lowest tax burden nation of the industrialized countries,” Rubio added. “That means we need to lower our corporate tax rate, lower our personal tax rate, simplify the tax code … and have a pro-family tax code that increases the child tax credit.”

Rubio’s remarks come as Trump leads the GOP presidential field in multiple national polls.

The Florida lawmaker said on Tuesday that he would support the eventual Republican nominee.

“This election is too important to play games with,” Rubio said. “I intend to be the nominee. If it is not God’s will, then my intention is to support whoever the nominee is.”

Rubio currently ranks fourth out of 17 GOP presidential candidates with 6.8 percent support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of national samplings.